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ROMA. Radio Art Fair made an interview of Adel Abidin covering his recent intervention at 54th Venice Biennale in the Iraq Pavilion. Access to the podcast via their website (Update: the website is no longer online). ROMA. Radio Art Fair is an Italian Internet radio station focused on the world of contemporary arts.

Adel Abidin will present new works for the Venice Biennale 2011 in the Iraq Pavilion. After 35 years of absence Iraq will return to one of the most influential art event. Other artists present in the pavilion will be Halim Al Karim, Ahmed Alsoudani, Ali Assaf, Azad Nanakeli and Walid Siti. The Pavillon of Iraq will open on June 2nd 2011. The exhibition will run in Venice until November 2011. More information here.

New works of Adel Abidin will be presented at his first solo exhibition in Paris for the Anne de Villepoix Gallery. The exhibition named Mommy, Why are they doing this? will run from 24th of may until 20th of May. 

Adel Abidin will take part of the 10th edition of the Sharjah Biennial, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The biennial is curated by Suzanne Cotter and Rasha Salti and it’s title is Plot for a Biennial. The biennal will open on March 16, 2011.

Recent works of Adel Abidin will be presented at the Finnish Institute in Paris from the 10th of February until the 9th of March 2011. The entrance is free. More info from the institute web site here.

The video work Vacuum by Adel Abidin will be presented at the upcoming Transmedial Festival in Berlin. The work will be part a short film programme named Arab Shorts curated by Ala Younis. The programme will be presented the 3rd of Februray 2011 from 18:30 at the Theatersaal. Arab Shorts is also an ongoing project supported by the Goethe-Institut Cairo.

The new video installation Three Love Songs by Adel Abidin, is being presented in the group exhibition Told / Untold / Retold curated by Sam Bardouil and Till Fellrath. This show is taking place in the brand new Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Quatar and will be on display until the 28th of May 2011.

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Adel Abidin is going to take part of the 17th Biennale of Sydney from the 12th of May until the 1rst of August. More information available from the biennale's web site here.

Adel is preparing an exhibition for Location One, New York, where he is currently staying at the artist residency program. More information from Location One web site.

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A major solo exhibition of Adel Abidin will take place on the fourth floor of Kiasma , the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Arts, starting from February 12th. The opening will take place on the 11th of February.

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